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are happy to host you at this event at city hall. there are a number of people that i want to recognize before we start. and a number of people that will be speaking. we have supervisor malia cohen. of course our very own first lady, mrs. anita lee. i see a number of other dignitaries who are here with us today. council general gao and council general hawk of china and singapore. and to our many department heads who are here. we have harlen kelly with puc and mrs. kelly, the city administrator. and chief white. and we have our recorder, nu nguyen and the mayor's office of housing. there are a number of other commissioners here as well. i want to recognize, i did see rodney fung and mrs. riley in the crowd. and to the many others here, thank you for joining with us today. and so this is our ninth annual city hall lunar new year celebration. i am feel honored to welcome you here today. for years san francisco has been a shining example of how we get things done together. and not only have folks from asian-american community and from all walks of life. san francisco is truly a melting pot.
, it certainly doesn't make sense when a championship trashed the city. but that's what happens. victory in san francisco has been plagued by violence. the last time they won the super bowl in 1995, there were close to 200 arrests in the city after the game. and after the world series celebration, fires, vandalism, you name it. so what's going to happen this sunday? nbc is live in san francisco where one sports fan knows just how quickly a celebration can turn ugly. >> that's right, jessica. 49ers fans are excited about the big game. some are right here at city hall takes pictures of the building awash in red and gold. but there is concern about celebrations getting out of hand. no one wants a repeat of world series victory violence. >> reporter: 49ers fans are ready. >> it's going to be amazing. >> reporter: lifelong 49ers fan is hoping for a big win. but plans to avoid post-game street celebrations. >> when it gets later at night and people have been drinking, win or lose, it's going to be something to keep an eye on. >> reporter: timiney knows it can get ugly fast. smashing windows and ligh
'd like to see employment programs, particularly those that are funded by the city to do more in terms of hiring veterans, and not just your recent veterans from iraq and afghanistan. but veterans period because when i came here in 1981, i was a homeless veteran for a short period of time. but i did get a chance to go to work. and i feel as though since i served the military active duty, honorably discharged, i shouldn't have to go [speaker not understood]. i should have been able to get work through an employment program. whether it be private, and particularly if it's a public funded program such as city build and [speaker not understood]. my other issue is that if you work for the city and you did not join the service in san francisco, you cannot take advantage of the city contracting you for your active duty military years. well, i served and fought right along with san francisco marines and i would like to see that changed. i'm probably the only veteran in the city to say that, but i'm saying that because it not only serves up the veteran right that served on active duty, but it a
not understood] for the last couple of years. and here in the city we're talking about starting a veterans court which is something i think is well overdue, at least veterans in san francisco. so they can get a fair shake in court. things are happening due to the military service. thank you. >> thank you. thank you. >> i have a question. >> you have a question? sorry. supervisor cohen? >> just for the public, sir, please come back. this is a first committee meeting. supervisor yee is new in this chairmanship so we're still working out the kinks over here. can you tell us a little slack here. see, mr. gibbs, how are you? >>> i'm good. >> good, thank you for your service as well. can you tell me how long you served on the commission? prior? >>> probably 15 years. >> you served on the veteran affairs commission. what capacity were you serving? >>> as president for two years, otherwise i was commissioner. >> um-hm. and what were the circumstances that lead you to leave the commission? you said -- >>> i moved to europe. >> okay. >>> yeah. >> and you came back and you're looking to volunteer some more
in alabama entering its fourth day. >>> mayor of new york city from 1978 until 1989 ed koch has died. >>> i did not feel comfortable taking a risk. it was about the president and the inauguration. ♪ the brave ♪ any questions? >>> monthly jobs numbers, the unemployment rate is now 7.9% 157,000 jobs were added. >>> three people are dead in a massive traffic pile-up. meanwhile ten people were injured in a pile-up west of indianapolis. >>> all that -- >> we'd like to -- >> are you sloppy? >> yeah. >> are you -- >> this is horrible. why did i even rush here? >> oh, shut up, dave. >>> he's from nebraska he's a war hero. >> he's from nebraska that's a qualification? >> all that matters. >> new orleans hosts a big party. >> on "cbs this morning." >> some say their favorite part of the super bowl game is the commercials. >> ooh that really targets their key demographic. 14-year-old boys making $500,000 a year. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning" from super bowl park at jackson square new orleans. we want to get right to some breaking news from ankara tu
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. another reminder that gun violence is out of control especially though in bigger cities like new orleans where the super bowl is about to be played and in detroit and in chicago where the reverend jesse jackson led a march today commemorating the life of the 15-year-old majorette who performed at president obama's inauguration. the teenager shot in the back killed also on tuesday. now, before i tell you why i think the assault weapons ban that the president is seeking is almost beside the point when it comes to gun violence, let's see how new orleans and other violence-plagued cities are dealing. the super bowl just hours away. security sky high in the big easy. >> i can stand here and it tell you without a doubt that this week there is no safer place to be than the city of new orleans. >> that is a comfort for many thousands of visitors to the city struggling to recover from the plague of violent crime crime that followed hurricane katrina in 2005. >> when you hear the stories it breaks your heart to know that they have been able to see first hand what is going on in the streets. >> thi
, and particularly if it's a public funded program such as city build and [speaker not understood]. my other issue is that if you work for the city and you did not join the service in san francisco, you cannot take advantage of the city contracting you for your active duty military years. well, i served and fought right along with san francisco marines and i would like to see that changed. i'm probably the only veteran in the city to say that, but i'm saying that because it not only serves up the veteran right that served on active duty, but it also helps the city by moving people along. i served active duty for three years. that would move me out of the system. and i'd like to move along and retire so that i can devote more time to helping veterans because i can see where there's a lot of need and a lot of areas where veterans can be helped, particularly in the areas of employment. when i was at the community center, i put a lot of people to work in construction and i privately made veterans a priority when i was putting them in the construction apprenticeship programs because i remembered myself
emanuel has ordered a flood of cops into the city's most violent neighborhoods today. there have been seven shootings since last night, but it was the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl just a mile from president obama's chicago home that prompted this crackdown, and dean reynolds has more. >> hadiya pendleton was shot in the back on tuesday as she and some friends gathered at this park on the way home from high school. targeted, police said, by a gunman who likely thought they were rival gang members trespassing on his turf. damon stewart is hadiya's godfather and a chicago policeman. >> wrong place, wrong time-- one individual walks in, and somebody does a shooting. nothing you can do about it. >> reporter: but the plan announced today to shift 200 police officers from desk jobs to street duty is one initiative designed to saturate gang- infested neighborhoods with law enforcement. >> as we grieve for hadiya, we need to work together to protect our greatest resource-- the children of the city of chicago. >> reporter: but earlier this month, the mayor admitted it will take more tha
. >> in mexico city, at least 25 people are wounded after the explosion at the headquarters of mexico's state owned oil form, the amex. dozens were reportedly trapped after the explosion with authorities warning the number of casualties could rise. the blast occurred in the basement of the building an office complex that also houses one of the city's tallest skyscrapers. the cause of the blast is still unknown. the company said the region they have to evacuate the building because of an electrical issue, but later tweeted that the attorney general's office was investigating the blast. and other news from mexico, thousands of campesinos marched in the capital thursday to protest the planting of genetically modified corn by u.s. corporations. u.s. firms monsanto, dupont, and dow have applied for permits to grow millions of acres of genetically modified corn in northern mexico. opponents say the crops will inflict poverty and forced migration on indigenous people and peasants, some of whom have been farming corn for generations. the national union of autonomous regional peasant organizations has
in the windy city. a tragic wakeup call in the world of extreme sports. after a snowmobile rider died from injuries he sustained in a crash at the x games. that's ahead in sports. first, our top story at 5:30 a.m. eastern time in new york city. we start with chuck hagel's rough day on capitol hill. lawmakers attacked the former senator and vietnam veteran in a contentious, nearly eight hour hearing over his nomination to become at the next u.s. defense secretary. the question was expected to be tough but he appeared uncomfortable, even unprepared. the most heated exchange of the day came from a former close friend, senator john mccain who grilled hagel on opposing the 2007 u.s. troop surge in iraq. >> wiere you correct or incorret when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to -- >> are you going to answer the question, senator hagel? the question is, were you right or wrong. that's a pretty straight forward question. >> well, i -- >> i would like the answer whether
and necessary it is for us to act. no more words, we need action. but this has gone on in cities across america and places across america every single day. >> amen. >> joe, amos, reverend brown, i am never going to a child care center, day care center in san francisco a number of years ago and we were playing, little 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds and a balloon popped and one of the children said, drop. drop. imagine that a little child would think that. what does that say about the community and our need to do more to honor that oath to proat the -- protect and defend. this is it. we have to measure up. measure up. and we cannot accept anything less than success. the president has said he would give it his all. the vice president has called upon you as intellectual resource and social innovators to get your suggestions about how we should go forward, how we should proceed. but proceed we must and succeed we must. our purpose today is to hear from you, as many as as we can, and from the leadership of our city, i am honored to welcome the chair of our house task force on gun violence protec
. this is mexico city. the blast killed at least 26 people and wounded more than 100 people. it happened in the basement of a neighboring building. >>> a grueling day for chuck hagel. the choice for secretary of defense spent much of the day on the defensive with senators grilling hagel on his statements on israel and iran. this was not pretty. was it enough to secure a cabinet position? here is cnn's chris lawrence. >> they attacked chuck hagel from all sides. >> why do you think the iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination for secretary of defense? >> give me an example where we've been intim dated by the israeli jewish lobby to do something dumb? >> at time he stumbled through his answers and had to repeatedly correct himself. >> i have just been handed a note that i misspoke. >> reporter: leading one senator to say -- >> i want to clarify the clarify. >> reporter: in the muddle, some things became clear. hagel supports a negotiated reductions in america's nuclear weapons. he'll push for spouses of gay and lesbian troops to receive benefits and he believes the u.s
of medical marijuana. contra costa times reports that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend the ban to the city council. if approved it will limit marijuana growing to the inside of homes. residents who legally operate as backyard grow operation 8 challenge the resolution if approved by the city council. concord has a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. >> san francisco mayor will announce the decision today of his choice to fill the city assessor's post that has been vacation -- vacated. it is urge clear who the mayor will name for the board of supervisors. he could face pressure to name another asian or woman on the board. >> s vietnam has -- silicon valley has bounced out of the recession adding thousands of jobs with incomes rising 2.2 percent but the report says that the rebound hasn't been a cure all for everyone. income for african-americans fell 18 percent last year while hispanic incomes dropped 5 percent. the region experiences a 3.5 percent growth rate compared to 1.7 percent growth rate statewide. >> we are all dropping this morning, and you know what i am tal
that changed. i'm probably the only veteran in the city to say that, but i'm saying that because it not only serves up the veteran right that served on active duty, but it also helps the city by moving people along. i served active duty for three years. that would move me out of the system. and i'd like to move along and retire so that i can devote more time to helping veterans because i can see where there's a lot of need and a lot of areas where veterans can be helped, particularly in the areas of employment. when i was at the community center, i put a lot of people to work in construction and i privately made veterans a priority when i was putting them in the construction apprenticeship programs because i remembered myself being homeless. so, i said -- when i would look at the he application, i said, okay, this person is a veteran. so, i'm going to just make them a priority for the next apprenticeship opportunity that i have. and that's what i would do privately with veterans. it wasn't written into our contract with the redevelopment agency to do that, but that's just somethi
. >> more victims from large explosion in mexican city. 14 people dead. another 100 are hurt after blast ripped through the part of the headquarters of mexico state, state owned oil company. it appears the explosion took place in the basement of administrative building that stands next to the 52 story office tower. mexican police are trying to find out what caused the explosion. smoke can be seen rising over mexico city sky line but again many dead and dozens and dozens injured. >> green fighter jet looking aircraft made low passes over the bay area today. perhaps you saw it. latest weapon that scientist are using to fight air pollution. 7 news business and technology reporter david louie explains how airborne lab could some day allow to us bra breathe cleaner air. >> this jet is on target specific mission today. tout capture ozone and green house gas over the bay area in the never ending battle to control air pollution. one of the under wing pod is equipped as airborne science lab. intake on the bottom sample the air and out the back and measurement and analysis. the mission is
. ♪ >> the city itself is try cultural. we both more authors and poets than most communities. >> welcome to santa fe on booktv. with the help of comcast cable partners for the next 90 minutes we will explore the literary scene and history of new mexico and its capital, a city resting at an altitude of almost 7,000 feet whose name means hope and faith in spanish. we will travel in and around this town of 80,000 to meet with local lawyers to learn about the unique cultures, personalities and history of the city and state that dates back 400 years to the times of colonization attempts by the spanish. all this and more as booktv and our comcast cable partners take you to santa fe. >> we're here in the palace press. james mcgrath morris and these are early printing presses. it seemed like a perk picked -- perfect place to talk about the man revolutionized american newspapers. webmac first started working on a boat people would react with recognition when i said i was writing about joseph pulitzer the clear from their expressions they knew the name but nothing about his life because pulitzer shares his
hospital and this is going on and we know the fbi is involved and l.a.p.d. special alert around the city and in fact, they have guards outside of l.a.p.d.'s main headquarters and don't see that working with them over the years. motorcycle police officers have been pulled from the streets and every single unit required to have two officers in it it and throughout the state of california everyone is on tactical alert. from san diego, all the way to the border, as far as east as las vegas. we've been told from san diego police they found a wallet, wallet was given to him this morning not far from the airport there that belongs to the suspect. and a badge was found this that wallet. christopher dorner is the suspect's name and they don't know or haven't been able to tell us if that badge was real, if it was fake, something he purchased, if it was something, we don't believe it was the l.a.p.d. badge they say, but a badge of some sort. and we'll keep you updated, alisyn, across the state every single law enforcement agency is on tactical alert trying to find the suspect and there have been no
tonight. landscaper found body in bushes outside the city today. he killed one man, critically wounded another and they believe shot himself. there is breaking news now on fox news channel. explosion has just torn through a building in a major north american city. this is brand new video in to us. emergency crews gather around first floor of office building in mexico city. headquarters of the state run oil company. there may have been a buildup of gas in lower level of the building and then the explosion. there is no way to tell what happened there. trace gallagher is watching this. we have new information on the victims? >> mexican television reporting that five people are dead. 75 injured. at least 30 people trapped under ground. this is the early going, of course, and the numbers will change. now they are calling in question the structural integrity of the building. this at one time was one of the tallest buildings mexico city. thousands of people work inside. this is mexico. the government is at war with the cartel. if it was deliberate it would be attack on government. in recent d
." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning some incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both of them have said they essentially didn't do anything wrong. this was a dramatic event. starting right as the third quarter got under way in the superdome last night. we've got video of the lights going out. we've got the video of cbs sports which in tandem with showtime was doing a beh
city and is a fellow at the roosevelt institute. susan crawford, welcome. >> thank you so much. >> "captive audience?" who's the captive? >> us, all of us. what's happened is that these enormous telecommunications companies, comcast and time warner on the wired side, verizon and at&t on the wireless side, have divided up markets, put themselves in the position where they're subject to no competition and no oversight from any regulatory authority. and they're charging us a lot for internet access and giving us second class access. this is a lot like the electrification story from the beginning of the 20th century. initially electricity was viewed as a luxury. so when f.d.r. came in, 90% of farms didn't have electricity in america at the same time that kids in new york city were playing with electric toys. and f.d.r. understood how important it was for people all over america to have the dignity and self-respect and sort of cultural and social and economic connection of an electrical outlet in their home. so he made sure to take on the special interests that were controlling elec
board will not pick you up unless you join from san francisco or you are waiting on an city employment list. those are the two conditions. so, i'd like again, here, i'm not going to repeat myself, i would like to see that change so you can move these people on off the list and they can do other things. like myself, for example, i'm a homeowner here so i have no intentions of leaving once i retire. but i would like to devote more time to helping veterans and that is one of the things that i could do upon retirement. thank you. >> supervisor cohen. >> thank you. thank you, ms. tramil. thank you. i appreciate you having at least two issues you're interested in working on, important for us to hear a vision. i am curious to know if there is anything that you could add to your statement as to how you heard about this vacancy and why you're applying. >>> i was here, i think it was october, and i gave a very similar testimony. and i don't remember, someone told me about it and said, you should go down and apply. we were talking last year sometime. and i was here in november when you had a meet
bowl before. since that time, you had the b.p. disaster last year, katrina in 2005. this city is ready to show off how much they improved. >>gretchen: brian, so glad you made it there after the weather we experienced here. you're looking ready to go for the weekend. we'll be back in touch in a moment. we have too bring people up to speed on headlines. a third day of tense hostage situation. this is alabama. that man is still holding a boy in an underground bunker. cops haven't released the name but he's known to stay in the bunker for up to eight days. and he holds anti-american views. cops say the boy is being allowed to take medication and watch tv. >> an alaska airlines flight heading for seattle forced to make an emergency landing after one of the pilots reportedly passed out. the copilot landed the plane safely in portland. the pilot was taken to the hospital. no word on his condition. no one else was hurt. >> wicked weather causing massive pileups in the midwest. this is the scene in detroit. heavy snow and whiteout conditions leading to the wreck. at least three people were kill
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